Inspiration for yummy food on the road.
One of the special things about a motorhome trip is the freedom, fun, adventure and opportunity for spontaneity. You have everything you need to stop and splash, walk, sunbathe, draw, seal spot and eat, anywhere that takes your fancy.
Here are some top tips for great munching on the road – it doesn’t have to be tinned everything or sandwiches every day…
- Our motorhomes have 3 great rings on a spacious hob, a grill and an oven, and they have all the kitchen equipment you should need to cook prepare some fabulous food. We even provide skewers for the kebabs and chairs to admire the view while you eat them!
- Take advantage of the great farm shops and delis all over Scotland. We have Loch Leven’ s Larder and Hunters, a great local butcher, nearby, and there are many fabulous farm shops selling fantastic local produce. There are often eggs for sale at farms and smallholdings.
- You can buy great fish at some of the coastal towns and villages in Scotland – lobster and crabs at Crail, langoustines on the West Coast, shellfish in the Hebrides, to name but a few. You can also forage for mussels on many beaches if you’re careful about how to harvest them.
- Here’s a suggested list of food to take with you:
- Tea bags, coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows
- Small bottle oil
- Tomato puree
- Jar of pesto
- Pasta, rice/ couscous/ quinoa, noodles
- Dried mushrooms
- Chopped tomatoes
- Coconut milk
- Sweetcorn, artichokes
- Some onions, lemons, root ginger, chunk of parmesan
- Stock cubes
- Mayonnaise and mustard, soy sauce
- Balsamic vinegar or other kind
- Salt and pepper
- Porridge or other cereal
- Some milk and bottled water.
- Butter / margarine, cream cheese.
5. You don’t only have to cook inside the motorhome. We provide a barbecue that doubles as a fire pit. We also supply an outdoor camping stove, so you can make the most of the outdoors, without needing to come over all Ray Mears if you don’t want to.
6. To prepare before your trip:
It’s nice to prepare a tray bake in advance to take with you. Our friend Patty always makes us Chocolate Crispy Cakes (they never last very long – even when there are heaps – unless I hide them).
You could make some home made granola or muesli.
A fun book to look at is The Campervan Cookbook, by Martin Dorey.